Metal Gear Survive has nothing to do with me, Kojima says

Series creator not sure what zombies are doing in the game any way.

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Konami is moving on with the Metal Gear franchise after the departure of series creator Hideo Kojima. It's new title Metal Gear Survive is a 4-player co-op game with zombies, scheduled for release in 2017. And while Kojima has nothing to do with the game, he still gets asked about it.

At a discussion surrounding Kojima Productions' upcoming Death Stranding, one fan asked him about Metal Gear Survive and if he had any input on it. Kojima made no bones about how he felt. "I’m not involved at all, and I don’t know anything about it,” Kojima explained when asked. “Personally speaking, Metal Gear Solid is espionage to me, political fiction. I don’t think zombies would appear in such a world.” 

Yoji Shinkawa, who is an artist with Kojima at his new studio and done extensive work on Metal Gear games, said: “Personally, I consider Metal [Gears] to be bipedal weapons. I wonder if they’ll appear,” Metal Gear designed Yoji Shinkawa added. “A Metal Gear without a Metal [Gear]? That’s the Famicom version.”

Of course, Konami is moving full steam ahead with the game, releasing 15 minutes of game play at TGS. Here's the video:

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    September 19, 2016 8:37 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Metal Gear Survive has nothing to do with me, Kojima says

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      September 19, 2016 10:06 AM

      If I ever wished failure on a company, this would be the instance

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        September 19, 2016 2:41 PM

        Monsanto, cable companies, private prisons, patent trolls

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      September 19, 2016 10:25 AM

      4-player co-op game with zombies

      Ugh.

    • Zek
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      September 19, 2016 5:19 PM

      “Personally speaking, Metal Gear Solid is espionage to me, political fiction. I don’t think zombies would appear in such a world.”

      Vampires though, that's another story.

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        September 19, 2016 5:20 PM

        also zombies DID appear in his world, what the fuck.

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          September 19, 2016 5:57 PM

          Yeah those skulls guys

        • Zek
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          September 19, 2016 5:59 PM

          Also ghosts I think?

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            September 19, 2016 7:36 PM

            nah no ghosts i'm pretty sure. just psycho mantis, you know the guy with psychic and telekinetic powers

            but there's also that lady (and others) that can turn invisible. and the wormholes. and several cyborg ninjas. and a bee man.

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              September 20, 2016 12:10 AM

              Nanomachine bee man.

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                September 20, 2016 10:18 PM

                no just a regular bee man i think. dude really fucking liked bees.

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            September 19, 2016 7:41 PM

            unless of course you count the boss, who turns up as an AI

            that is sort of a ghost.

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        September 19, 2016 5:22 PM

        You clearly didn't pay attention. He wasn't really a vampire.

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          September 19, 2016 5:27 PM

          he was a nanomachines vampire

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      September 19, 2016 5:46 PM

      Always, always retain ownership of the IP. Always. See George Lucas. Er wait....

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        September 19, 2016 7:38 PM

        Game developers usually don't get that privilege unless they're indie. He might have it with his new thing.

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      September 19, 2016 10:40 PM

      What if he creates a parody called petal dear